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Letterform Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library, museum, and educational institution dedicated to serving existing and potential practitioners, students, and admirers of the letter arts.


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by April Greiman
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Periodical
Letterform Archive
by Willem de Ridder
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Aloha no. 20, a Dutch counterculture newspaper. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Counterculture
Letterform Archive
by Vladimir Mayakovsky
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A book of poems written by Vladimir Mayakovsky and designed by El Lissitzky. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Russia 20th Century
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Westinghouse Graphics Identification Manual From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Identity Manuals
Letterform Archive
by Unattributed
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Persian manuscript, story of Yusuf and Zulaikha by Jami. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Antiquarian
Letterform Archive
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The Complete Commercial Artist Vol. 15, a Japanese graphic arts periodical. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Periodicals
Letterform Archive
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Hebrew Calligraphy (alphabet) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Lloyd Reynolds
Letterform Archive
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Lehmann Stamp (Circle Embossed Gold) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Lehmann Labels
Letterform Archive
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Zero - Process Prints - Origins and Spectrum From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Calligraphy
Letterform Archive
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Loose sheets in hardcover. 19 chromolithographic prints. Cover measurement: 50 x 34 cm From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: 20th Century France
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Old English, Style D, Textura From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Ross George and Speedball Archive
Letterform Archive
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The Complete Commercial Artist Vol. 20, a Japanese graphic arts periodical. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Periodicals
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CCA Craftforward: Hanging Tag From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Mark Fox and Angie Wang Collection
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 45 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Emigre, Rudy VanderLans, Zuzana Licko
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Emigre Magazine 11 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topics: Emigre Archives, Periodical
Letterform Archive
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Emigre 14 From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by L.F. Toby
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: lettering
Letterform Archive
by Peter Behrens
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Behrens Antiqua, a type specimen from Klingspor foundry. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Mew Ophaswongse
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Making Sandwich, a type specimen from the TypeWest Program. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by R.K. Joshi
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Multi-linguascriptic chart by designer of Windows Indian fonts; India's 15 character sets for official languages. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Calligraphy
Letterform Archive
by Boers Bastiaan
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Dutch calligraphy manual From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manual
Letterform Archive
by Gujarati Type Foundry
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Hardcover bound type specimen featuring English, Sanskrit, and Urdu typefaces. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Peter Behrens
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Benrens-Kursiv und Scmuck, a type specimen from Klingspor foundry. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Nicolas Jarry
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Prières Devotes Du Chrestien, a manuscript on vellum, with illustrations throughout. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Antiquarian
Letterform Archive
by Ben Shahn
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Passover Haggadah with hand painted book jacket by Ben Shahn. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: United States 20th Century
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Yale University Press letterhead: light blue From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Paul Rand Collection
Letterform Archive
by Unattributed
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Javanese Manuscript written in Pegon script, a variation of Arabic. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.    
Topic: Antiquarian
Season's Best: Coronet VSQ brandy advertisement pasteup From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Paul Rand Collection
Letterform Archive
by Oliver Johnson
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Other Scenes, an American counterculture newspaper. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Counterculture
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Emigre Magazine 3 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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Emigre 21 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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(Helvetica Bold Type Specimen) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Martin Venezky
Letterform Archive
by G.I. Becker
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Writing manual in blue cloth binding and embossed gold lettering. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manual
Letterform Archive
by Alphonse Mucha
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Le Pater by Alphonse Mucha From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: 20th Century
Letterform Archive
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Nebiolo Caratteri Legno From the collection of Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please click here .
Topic: Type Ephemera
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: 20th Century United States
Letterform Archive
by Willem de Ridder
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Duth counterculture magazine Hitweek. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Counterculture
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 46 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Fanny Fluery
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Loose sheets in folded paper cover. Plates 3–33 and 34–38. Cover dimension: 46 x 32. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: 20th Century France
Letterform Archive
by Allen Cohen
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San Francisco Oracle, a counterculture newspaper (last issue). From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Counterculture
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 33 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by A.M. Cassandre
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Bifur Specimen from Deberny and Peignot type foundry.
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
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Foundational Hand, Edward Johnston (alphabet) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Lloyd Reynolds
Letterform Archive
by Bock Ngar Chy Foundry
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Chinese type Specimen from Bock Ngar Chy Foundry in San Francisco, CA. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
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Half Uncial Writing From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Calligraphy
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Emigre 24 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Platt Rogers Spencer
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Brown leather bound writing manual with advertising as endpapers. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing manual
Letterform Archive
by John D. Williams
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Gems of Penmanship calligraphy manual by Williams and Packard. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manual
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Emigre Magazine 5 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Richard Neville
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Oz no. 8, a British counterculture newspaper. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Counterculture
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: 20th Century Russia
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Zero: Cypher of Infinity From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Calligraphy
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Emigre Magazine 9 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Ludwig and Mayer
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Headine Kursiv, a type specimen from German Foundry Ludwig and Mayer. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
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Funeral and Ancestral Offerings, Ceremonies, and Rituals Manuscrip t , written in ancient Chinese. Date unknown. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Antiquarian
Letterform Archive
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22 page softcover book featuring 21 images of logo treatments for clients like Cummins and Knoll. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Graphic Design
Italic Lettering, Calligraphy & Handwriting: Complete Revised Exercise Book From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Lloyd Reynolds
Letterform Archive
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A high-resolution sampler of branding guidelines and visual identity systems. From the collection of Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please click here .
Topics: graphic design, identity
Letterform Archive
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To see this item at its best, with catalog information, visit our  Online Archive .
Topic: Antiquarian
Letterform Archive
by Unattributed
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Manuscript on vellum with 25 full page miniatures with borders, leather binding from 19th century. Gilt edges, marbled endpapers. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Antiquarian
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 35 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Giovanni Pintori
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Ad for the Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Graphic Design
Letterform Archive
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Eurostile Eurostile Eurostile From the collection of Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please click here.  
Topic: Type Ephemera
Letterform Archive
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Emigre Magazine 7 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Adrian Frutiger
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The Developing Univers, a type specimen from American Type Foundry. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Sylvia Abernathy
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Roscoe Mitchell Sextet album cover, Delmark Records. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Sylvia Abernathy Collection
Letterform Archive
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Restroom, a type specimen from the TypeWest program.  From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
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Emigre 12 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 53 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Thomas Towndrow
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manuals
Letterform Archive
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Type Specimen from Deberny and Peignot foundry. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
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Emigre 16 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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Facsimile of Egyptian Book of the Dead in the British Museum, originally from 1275-1250 BCE. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Facsimile
Letterform Archive
by Genzsch and Heyse
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Hamburger Druckschrift, a type specimen from German foundry Genzsch and Heyse. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Alfred Roller
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1903 special issue calendar from Ver Sacrum Magazine. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Austria